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  • Oh, Wolfy

    published October 29, 2003

    FRI 10/31 Are you afraid of the big, bad wolf? Your fear is largely unfounded and is likely a product of the myth and ignorance which... More >>

  • Kill, Nixon, Kill!

    published October 29, 2003

    The best haunted house to visit this time of year isn't filled with fake-blood-spattered teens lurching toward other teens. It's actually the... More >>

  • What No Man Has Eaten Before

    published October 22, 2003

    THUR 10/23 For an article called "Perfection Pizza," food writer Jeffrey Steingarten traipsed through the kitchens of his favorite New... More >>

  • Fierce Scrums, Dirty Bums

    published October 22, 2003

    SAT 10/25 Football is for wusses. Not only was the American pastime derived from its superior predecessor, rubgy, but additions like... More >>

  • Missouri's Other Meth

    published October 15, 2003

    SUN 10/19 With his trademark mane of hair and uncanny fretwork on the ax, Pat Metheny is a throwback to the days when being a Guitar... More >>

  • Bring the Folks

    published October 15, 2003

    Kids are like little snot-nosed sponges when it comes to acquiring information. That's why they know the names of all seventy-two thousand... More >>

  • Irony Attracts

    published October 15, 2003

    SAT 10/18 Randy Newman earned his reputation with darkly ironic songs like "Rednecks" and "Sail Away" long before becoming the beloved... More >>

  • NPR's Sleeper Awakens

    published October 8, 2003

    SAT 10/11 Arguably National Public Radio's fifth biggest celebrity (Garrison "I'm a folking genius!" Keillor, Car Talkers Tom... More >>

  • Puppets Ripped My Flesh!

    published October 8, 2003

    Of all the phobias known to man, the fear of German puppets is probably among the rarest and most difficult to comprehend. If you suffer from this... More >>

  • No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn

    published October 8, 2003

    WED 10/8 Jonathan Lethem's sixth novel, The Fortress of Solitude, arrived with much fanfare -- even the dust jacket exclaims... More >>

  • Guitartist

    published October 8, 2003

    Most rock & roll fans are closed-minded jerks. Well, not really, but we're awfully damn picky when it comes to our guitarists. If it ain't plugged... More >>

  • Cher the Wealth

    published October 1, 2003

    SAT 10/4 Cher is in the midst of another farewell tour, and this time she means it. Or not. Who knows when the urge to throw on a Bob... More >>

  • Dirt Road to Hell

    published October 1, 2003

    THUR 10/2 Maybe you were stranded on Highway 40 during rush hour the last time Hayseed Dixie came through town, and instead of... More >>

  • Livin' Large at Laumeier

    published October 1, 2003

    SAT 10/4 We have the answer to the hotly contested question "does size matter?", and it's a resounding "yes" and "no." When you... More >>

  • Love, Rhine O'er Me

    published September 24, 2003

    SAT 9/27 Humor us, sensitive guy, as we assume a thing or two about you. You're looking for love (aren't you always?) but not with... More >>

  • Muskrat Love

    published September 24, 2003

    SAT 9/27 First of all, they're not rodents. So don't go looking at a ferret and shrieking "ugh, a giant rat!" and running away.... More >>

  • Party Like Grandpa

    published September 24, 2003

    Tired of taking dates for wings and Bud Light at T.G.I. Friday's before catching the new David Spade flick? Burned-out on cover bands at B.J.... More >>

  • Good Enough; Smart Enough; Liberals Like Him

    published September 17, 2003

    WED 9/17 Robert Frost's maxim rings all too true these days: "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel."... More >>

  • No Wining

    published September 17, 2003

    SAT 9/20 The definition of a microbrewery is anything smaller than Anheuser-Busch, at least according to the Augusta Bottoms Beer... More >>

  • Burning Man, Midwest

    published September 17, 2003

    The end of summer is a restless time. Maybe you feel the need to let go of that fetid season publicly and welcome some autumnal bliss. Maybe you... More >>

  • See It, Then Read It

    published September 10, 2003

    Devoted readers can be strange creatures: reclusive, obsessive, their eyes baggy and squinting after another night lost to a good book. They share... More >>

  • Tkachuk vs. MacInnis

    published September 10, 2003

    Ladies and gentlemen, we are so very close to hockey time that it's almost painful to contemplate how many hours still remain until the 2003-2004... More >>

  • Waiting to Inhale

    published September 3, 2003

    THUR 9/4 Lou Reed once said, "You can't beat guitar-bass-drum." Lou may have said it, but Matt Pike lives it. His guitar-bass-drum... More >>

  • Faux Real

    published September 3, 2003

    FRI 9/5 St. Louis' love affair with Kiss and Aerosmith goes back to the '70s, when KSHE pioneered what was then known as... More >>

  • Now and Zen

    published August 27, 2003

    The Zen koan is a riddle or instructional parable that has no answer, the most famous example being "what is the sound of one hand... More >>

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